Skip to comments.Woman's private pictures exposed by [Dell] tech support
Posted on 07/29/2010 2:55:08 PM PDT by topher
SACRAMENTO, CA (KGO) -- A Sacramento woman says a tech support engineer in India managed to expose her secrets and make charges to her credit card after she called him with a desperate request.
Shortly thereafter, 16 nude photographs appeared on a vulgar website created for the sole purpose of displaying her pictures.
In conversations that became increasingly personal, the support technician offered to help Fitzgerald remove the offensive website and somehow convinced her to ship him a brand new Dell laptop so he could work on her case from his home in Mumbai.
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Contacts Dell Computer for help.
Dell Tech in India helps her by finding her pictures and posts them on vulgar site.
Dell Tech gets woman to buy her a a Dell laptop to fix the problem of the vulgar pictures on a website.
California woman. Cheap labor from India hired by Dell Computer. Need I say more?
Boycott Dell? Or boycott just about all American companies since they use Engineers and Techs from overseas.
Sounds to me like she better grow a brain sometime soon...
How does a woman like that manage to avoid drowning in the shower her whole life?
If this woman turns out to be blonde, she should be arrested for criminal stereotyping activity.
I’d have to see the nude photos involved to determine guilt or innocence. Judging by the original article pic I’m leaning to guilty.
She should have contacted someone at Dell here in the USA about this because ultimately they would be liable for damages.
You got that right. At what point does someone get put on notice that privacy is a different problem when you digitize things? Er... perhaps after the 3,439,821st story about some pervert who takes his PC to the Geek Squad and lo! He’s busted for child porn activity. If I only had a nickel for every one of those stories which has appeared and been heavily publicized in the past year, I’d be stinking rich. This woman is stupid/has been living under a rock for some time.
Here is what I say: there are crooks and perverts in India as well as America.
Dude, your getting a cell!
I think you have that order of events wrong.
It’s seems clear that the lady had a different problem, which she contacted Dell to remotely fix. The Dell guy found the pictures, downloaded them, then put them up on a website. Knowing her details (address, phone), he blackmailed her, making her buy him a computer to fix the problem he made.
Sure, she may have taken the photos, but they were hers on her computer. They weren’t to be taken by someone who did a scan of her computer while addressing the actual problem she first called about.
Doesn’t anyone use a Polaroid anymore?
Will this be one of the episodes of that new show coming out (Outsourced) this Fall?
This thread is worthless without pictures.
This thread is useless without pictures.
If this bothers you, just consider the fact that your medical records are being sent to India for transcription.
Yes, YOUR health records are or will be in the hands of cheap labor in India and you have no say about it.
How stupid is that?
Dell was the first big co. to send their help desk to India, ** them I will never buy their stuff.
I’ve seen the lady at the link.
The thread is better WITHOUT pictures.
Just teach them all to keep repeating, "I so sorry".
Dude, you gotta Dell from hell!
Dumb and dumber.
I’ll bet she voted for Obama.
Ya gotta be stupid to buy a Dell.
It’s part of the requirement.
I’m not sure US customer support would be capable of swinging that if they tried.
They’re both idiots.
Fitzgerald later discovered he shipped $800 worth of Dell computer gear to the woman's home in Waynesboro and billed it to Fitzgerald's Dell credit card
Being naive is a Dell purchase requirement.
Did she break her arm or wrist banging on the wall after hanging up with the Indian tech?
You pay the people in India 75cents an hour and you pay the people in China 5 cents an hour.
And then you make people in both countries work under slave conditions (which is what I understand is true of Dell employees in those countries).
But then HP does one better, they don't hire just Techs from India, they hire Engineers from India and China to do their computer work...
Or carpal tunnel from too many face palms over the years?
I own a support company and we provide all of our solutions from companies that are US based and staffed by US employees/citizens. It might cut into our margins a little but it is simply the right thing to do... We tell our clients that if they have a problem we can’t resolve remotely the same tech they start on the phone with will probably be the person that shows up at their door.
How can these companies stand behind their products and services if they don’t know the people that are responsible for delivering them??
You don’t want to know how she broke that wrist. Its all in the pictures, no doubt.
This thread now has a picture.
Unless she’s hiding something important, I’ve seen enough.
In fact, earlier today, I saw a blogpimp that was more stimulating, in a prurient, trashy sort of way.
“Yes, YOUR health records are or will be in the hands of cheap labor in India and you have no say about it.”
It ain’t just your health records. If you get your credit checked or make a credit card transaction one of the biggest corporations to offer this service has off-shored your financial information to India. I won’t name names.
No doubt...It's all about dirt cheap labor......These companies are pitiful.
‘”And I’m telling myself, my conscience is talking to me saying, ‘Tara, don’t send this. What are you doing? Are you crazy?’ I sent it anyways because I really believed in this guy. I really had faith that he was protecting my dignity,” said Fitzgerald.’
Sounds like this is how those on the Left voted for Obama!
I hope she had a bag over her head in those pictures.
This thread is useless without pictures.
See #29. Not even you’d hit it.
may be able to find her innocent of stupidity with additional, pertinent evidence
Also, why would a woman have nude pix of herself on her ‘puter? (Not excusing the tech’s behavior, though.)
I need to know the website the pictures were posted on so I never go there by accident.
One thing I can tell you about Dell. Don’t tell one of those indians to “eat a fn cow”. You will be blacklisted. I do not know how it happened, but I only talk with Americans now.
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